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About Tara River Boat Tours
The Tara Riverboat has been in business since 2004 and conducting daily boat tours of the numerous lakes and rivers in both Phnom Penh and Siem Reap,we have 8 different types of boats all for very different purposes,our staff are all from the villages you will visit and they will look after you from your hotels pick up to return,our boat in Phnom Penh was Once Owned by The Prince himself, our Mekong Tara Prince boat is the perfect way to escape Phnom Penh City on our day or sunset tours. Comfortably seating up to 30 people, this beautiful boat has been refurbished to offer comfort and style to ensure a perfect journey. It has a unique double haul which enables us to navigate to areas other river boats cannot. No hassle, no scams and no hidden costs.in Siem Reap we use special flat bottomed boats so we can enter places other boats can not,all safe and driven by experienced captains
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Sunset Dinner on Tonle Sap Lake with a Floating Village Tour

Just a short drive south of Siem Reap, Tonle Sap Lake is Cambodia’s largest lake. On this tour, experience the lake at its most atmospheric on a sunset cruise. Explore the floating villages, stilted houses, and lotus fields; visit a crocodile and fish farm; and enjoy a delicious dinner at the Queen Tara floating restaurant. Hotel pickup and drop-off make for a seamless evening.
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4 hours
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Half-Day Tour of Floating Village and Tonle Sap Lake by Boat

The floating villages, stilted houses, and lotus fields of Tonle Sap Lake lie just south of Siem Reap. On this cruise, experience local life on the lake as you cruise to the floating village of Chong Khneas, visit a crocodile and fish farm, and enjoy a delicious lunch at the Queen Tara floating restaurant. A small-group size and included hotel transportation make for a highly personalized, hassle-free experience.
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4 hours
from $33.34

Kompong Phluk Village and Tonle Sap Lake Half-Day Tour From Siem Reap

Kompong Phluk is one of the more remote and least visited of the villages on Tonle Sap Lake. On this tour, gain a fascinating insight into local life as you explore the stilted houses, browse the floating markets, and cruise around the flooded forests. Hotel pickup and drop-off add extra convenience, and a small groups size means you’ll have plenty of time to ask questions.
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4 hours 30 minutes
from $38.98
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Jan W wrote a review Sep 2020
Waterlooville, United Kingdom29 contributions8 helpful votes
This was an amazing experience. We were collected from our hotel, we joined 5 other people so just a small group of us, we stopped at a lotus farm which was great. Then we took a tender to Sonle Tap lake, stopping at a floating market with a crocodile farm. Going on the small boat through the floating village was a real experience, nice to be out of the hotel & seeing the rural part of Siem Reap. We joined the "Queen Tara" moored in the middle of the lake where we had an all you can eat Khmer buffet & unlimited cocktails/beer to drink. Sat up on deck watching the most spectacular sunset, our photo's are awesomely beautiful. This was one of my favourite trips.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from tarariverboat, Owner at Tara River Boat Tours
Responded Sep 29, 2020
Thank you so much for your great review .safe travel and see you next time cheers
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Liz S wrote a review Apr 2020
Heidelberg, Australia233 contributions47 helpful votes
We were picked up from our hotel by Tuk Tuk and taken to the boat. There was only one other couple aboard. A lovely couple from Singapore. If it hadn't been for their company it would have been a fizzer. The BBQ was only some chicken wings, and some small chicken skewers that had pineapple in them - which I don't like so went without. Then there was some more pineapple and watermelon for dessert. Unfortunately I don't eat watermelon either. However, that was hardly enough food. The guy in charge was nice and friendly and chatted with us. He only offered beers or juice to drink and I don't drink them either. I had to ask if he had any thing else and so he brought me some white wine. It was pretty poor so I did not finish it. Eventually he brought out water for us. The trip itself was interesting, to see Phnom Penh from the junction of three rivers, with all the lights on the riverbank. We were dropped off opposite the Royal Palace and another Tuk Tuk took us back to our hotel. We were still hungry, and was not value for money.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Katie P wrote a review Mar 2020
Saint Cloud, Minnesota111 contributions49 helpful votes
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Prompt pick up from my hotel. Stopped at a lotus farm, very pretty. Made our way to the small boat and started the tour through the lake. Eye opening to see how these people live in this floating village. Finally, onto the Tara boat where we were warmly welcomed and were able to order drinks and mingle with the other guests. Dinner buffet was ready very quickly and was tasty. Sunset stole the show. Transportation was provided back to the hotel.
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Response from tarariverboat, Owner at Tara River Boat Tours
Responded Mar 13, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review,we all wish you good health and safe travels always from the Tara Family
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On_h0liday_travels wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom17 contributions10 helpful votes
Not too far away from Siem Reap - we were picked up by minibus to transport to the lake. On the way we stopped for a little time at a Lotus Flower / Fish farm to stretch our legs and then onto the pier to pick up a boat to take us out of the estuary to the lake. The water was very muddy and low due to the time of year but we got a very good idea of what it would be like at high water. A further stop at a meeting point boat on the lake - saw a few sad fresh water crocs. Then onto a larger boat for refreshments and a light lunch. It gave us some insight into how the lake people live. You don't see the houses on stilts on this tour
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Berend T wrote a review Feb 2020
Belgium17 contributions11 helpful votes
Really worth to do this excursion, even when we didn't see the real sunset due to cloudy wheater. Our guide Billy, explained a lot, and the visit of the floating village was also very interesting. Food and drinks were fine for me. I really recommend to do this. For me it was the only excursion I don't feel ripped of.
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